Santa Cruz Burger Week 2020


(February 19th – 25th)

What is it about burgers that make them so crave-able!
I think it has something to do with how much we love to eat with our hands.
Whether you are a die-hard classic burger lover, aka keep it simple, juicy meat, a slice of melted cheese, crisp lettuce and fresh tomato, or you go all-in for the gourmet burger scene with sautéed mushrooms, melted gruyere, wilted mixed greens on <insert fancy artisan bun name here> or in our case, your craving for the perfect burger also includes that no actual meat makes up any part of that deliciousness, there is a burger option for everyone!
We’ve been finding ways to scratch the burger itch of all of our vegetarian and vegan friends for over four decades! And we love Santa Cruz Burger Week because it gives us an opportunity to show off one of our best selling burgers. This year we are highlighting our Space Cowboy Burger: juicy “Meat” with crispy “bacon”, house-made onion strings, jack cheese, and BBQ sauce; topped off with mayo, lettuce, and tomato. And of course, you can get that Vegan! Our buddy Jay from Discretion Brewery suggests an ice-cold Jugo Nuevo Hazy IPA go with our Space Cowboy if you are a beer with your burger 🍔 🍺 kind of person.
We talked with our friend Sue Lamothe, Senior Account Executive, at Good Times to get a little inside info on Burger Week.
This is the fourth year Good Times has been putting on this fun event.
We asked her what has changed and what has stayed the same over time. She said that over the years, participating restaurants have added more diverse options for burgers, including many vegetarian and vegan options, as well as other meats including turkey, pork, etc. This seems to reflect the spirit of inclusion that is characteristic of the Santa Cruz community – there’s something for everyone.
Well, we love Santa Cruz and we LOVE burgers so this is a great week for us! Tell us what your favorite burger is! And more importantly, will that be FAT or Thin Fries for you?
The veggie burger, by name, may have been created in London in 1982 by Gregory Sams, who called it the ‘VegeBurger’. Gregory and his brother Craig had run a natural food restaurant in Paddington since the 1960s; a Carrefour hypermarket in Southampton sold 2000 packets in three weeks after its launch.